Just realized that New Year’s Eve is approaching but have yet to make plans on where to have that epic feast and champagne-popping countdown celebration? Dress up in your best holiday dresses and suits and take your pick of our list of the 8 things to do to ring in 2017. Whether you’ve decided to fill your bellies with a festive dinner or dance until dawn, we’ve rounded up the most happening spots for you in Shanghai. Enjoy!
Deca-Dance NYE Ball @ The Pearl
This NYE, The Pearl brings something unique and fun – a New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with live rock music from 50’s, groovy and soulful set from the 60-70s, then get really funky after midnight with a full on disco party. All tickets includes a free glass of sparkling before midnight. Pre-sale tickets are ¥388 and ¥488 at the door. The party starts at 9pm!
🕒 9pm (happy hour 5pm-7pm)
💰 Pre-sale ¥388; ¥488 at the door; booths bookable from ¥800
📍 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
Two venues, one big NYE party @ Zapata’s & Sasha’s
Your most original Mexican bar Zapata’s and award-winning restaurant, bar and garden Sasha’s are ringing in the new year together with one of the biggest NYE party in Shanghai on December 31st Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are ¥100 each including two drinks.
💰 ¥100 includes 2 standard drinks
📍 11 Dongping Road // 市徐汇区东平路11号
📞 Zapata’s 6433-4104 // Sasha’s 6474-6628
Boom Boom Boom NYE Party @ The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai invites you to “Boom Boom Boom”, a spectacular classy New Year’s Eve party from 9pm to 4am. The golden era of swing returns to the Ritz and relive the soul of blues, featured by live music performers and rounded of by sensational swing dancers.
Epic Family Feast @ Cotton’s
Head down to Cotton’s this New Year’s Eve for a festive family feast! With everything up for sharing, on the list includes roasted chicken, BBQ pork ribs, Australian flank steak, chocolate pudding, sauces and sides for ¥380 per person, and this includes a glass of sparkling for everyone too. To book this epic meal with your loved ones, you’ll need a minimum of eight people. Slap on another ¥150 for another three hours of free flow sparkling.
💰 ¥380 includes food and one glass of sparkling wine
📍 132 Anting Road // 132 安亭路
📍 294 Xinhua Road // 新华路 294弄
Located in the heart of Xujiahui, Avenue focuses on providing the best tapas, whisky and cocktails in town. Once you enter the restaurant, you’ll find yourself surrounded in a modern yet luxurious atmosphere, along with a gorgeous rooftop overlooking the Xujiahui Park. Between the warm tones of the dining area and attentive staff, Avenue is an affordable yet classy place for you to dine with your loved ones for your last meal of 2016. Also be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by their talented bartender! Read on to take a sneak peak into the delicious five course New Year’s Eve dinner set they’re offering for only ¥398 per person!
📍 844 West Hengshan Road // 横山西路 844号
Latino New Year’s Eve @ Azul Tapas & Lounge
Welcome the New Year in a real Latino way this year with a night filled at Azul Tapas & Lounge with latin sounds, free flow drinks and party the latin way. Choose to party all night long with an open bar for just ¥250 per person from 10pm onwards, or enjoy the delicious three-course NYE dinner set and the open bar for ¥550 per person from 6pm onwards. It’s up to you!
🕒 10pm-Late (6pm for dinner)
💰 ¥¥250 for open bar; ¥550 for a 3-course meal + open bar
📍 8/F 378 Wukang Road // 武康路 378号 8楼
NYE Party @ M1NT
Say goodbye to 2016 with style, raise your glasses and toast to a sparkling 2017 at M1NT nightclub! Perched on the top floor of M1NT Tower with views of The Bund and Shanghai’s magnificent skyline, M1NT has won Club of the Year several years in row. Get your hands on their pre-sale tickets for ¥200 and enjoy a glass of champagne for free. Get your tickets quick as this is an exclusive party with limited tickets.
💰 Pre-sale ¥200
📍 24F, 318 Fuzhou Road // 福州路318号24楼
Gay NYE Party @ Angel Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai invites you to the biggest gay event in town. This party is ongoing for two days and you’ll be able to join the countdown to 2017 with some of the hottest boys in town. You’ll be joined by headliners Eric East, resident DJ Javy and notable DJ and producer Guy Scheiman. The place to be for all gays on New Years Eve. Pre-sale tickets are ¥150 and ¥100 for Jan 1st. You can a deal for two days for ¥220.
🕒 8pm – 3am
💰 Dec 31 ¥150, Jan 1 ¥100; both days ¥220
📍 1029 South Zhong Shan Road // 1029中山南路